James Long





James Long

Author profile


born
The United Kingdom
gender
male

genre


About this author

Aka Will Davenport

James Long was a BBC TV news correspondent until the end of the 1980s. After two years starting and running an international TV station out of Zurich, he returned to England to concentrate on writing, which had always been his first love. He wrote four thrillers, then went back to a story he had begun many years earlier and which grew into Ferney. The book was originally born from his disappointment at being unable to buy a derelict cottage he had found near the village of Penselwood and that house became the centre of the story. Many more novels followed, including two written under the pseudonym 'Will Davenport.' He moved into historical non-fiction in 2007 with The Plot against Pepys, co-written with his oldest son, Ben
...more


Average rating: 3.94 · 927 ratings · 199 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
Ferney
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 604 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lives She Left Behind
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Silence and Shadows
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Plot Against the Pepys:...
by
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Balloonist
3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Knowing Max
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Game Ten
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ring der Zeit.
by
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Why is God Silent When We N...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Fourth Succession War S...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1989
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by James Long…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Bob's 2012 Bookshelf 48 68 Dec 20, 2012 06:11PM  
Read 150+ Books a...: The Book Squirrel, list 56 31 Jan 01, 2014 03:06AM  
Fiction Fanatics: * What are you currently reading? 3517 950 Jan 02, 2014 04:15PM  
Fiction Fanatics: * What did you think of that book you just finished? 2540 642 Feb 10, 2014 11:59AM  
Around the World ...: England 49 555 Jun 24, 2014 10:19AM  
UK Book Club: The Book Squirrel's UK Tour 38 137 Jul 13, 2014 10:57AM  
UK Book Club: Book Squirrel's List of New Authors (to me) - 2013/14 95 179 Mar 27, 2015 12:03PM  
The Book Vipers: Last book(s) you acquired 410 287 Apr 15, 2015 11:12AM  
UK Book Club: * What Are You Reading Now 8152 2671 14 hours, 17 min ago  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite James to Goodreads.